Artist Minute – Michael Smallwood, Actor, Playwright, Screen Writer, Filmmaker

August 9, 2022

The Who’s on the Move, Artist Minute is an interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One of the main drivers of a strong local economy as well as attracting talent to a region is the critical role the arts has in our community. Please enjoy watching, listening and supporting our artists in this series. We welcome you to share these videos with your business contacts and friends through social media.


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Michael Smallwood, Actor, Playwright, Screen Writer, Filmmaker and Podcaster

Michael Smallwood is an actor, writer, director, and teacher. He is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, but currently resides in Charleston. A College of Charleston alumnus, Smallwood has also studied theatre, acting, and writing at the Kennedy Center in Washington and Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta. He is a core ensemble member of PURE Theatre in Charleston, having joined in 2011.

He is also arts editor for the Charleston City Paper and host of the podcast “Welcome to Greendale.”

Recently, Michael was one of four artists who were awarded a $10,000 fellowship from the South Carolina Arts Commission. The award recognizes artists who exhibit “hard work, exceptional ability, and dedication to their discipline.”

In 2021, he released What a Beautiful Wedding, a horror short film about a Black man who attends a wedding on a Southern plantation wedding.